The Bible states clearly and repeatedly that God created us as vessels and that He Himself wants to be our content. Just as a potter has absolute authority over the clay he shapes on his potting wheel, so God as our Potter has absolute authority over us, His creatures (see Jeremiah 18:1-6 and Romans 9:20-23).

When we believe in Christ Jesus, He comes into our human spirit and fills us with Himself. According to 2 Corinthians 4:7, Christ in us is the “treasure in earthen vessels,” and Romans 9:23 says that we are “vessels of mercy.”

We are vessels of mercy not because we sought God or because we are better or try harder than others; we are vessels of mercy because God loved us and chose us, even before the foundation of the world. Romans 9:16 says, “It is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy.”

Now, we may be “vessels unto honor” by pursuing Christ with other believers (2 Timothy 2:20-22). May we all pursue Christ to be filled with Him!

The lyrics for this song were taken from ministry materials for a conference on the Old Testament book of Jeremiah given in June 2020.

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